Visit of the IAEA Officials to Japan for Regulatory Review on the Handling of ALPS Treated Water
at the TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
March 25, 2022
From 21st to 25th March, IAEA officials and international experts visited Japan. During the visit, they conducted a review of regulatory aspects of the proposed discharge of ALPS treated water at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (FDNPS).
- The purpose of this visit was to conduct a review of regulatory aspects of the proposed discharge of the ALPS treated water, following the signing on the Terms of Reference (TOR) on Reviews of Safety Aspects of Handling ALPS Treated Water at TEPCO’s FDNPS in July 2021.
- Through the meetings with the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA), the IAEA officials and the international experts reviewed the process and substance of the examination by NRA of proposed changes to TEPCO’s implementation plan for the discharge of the ALPS treated water. The review report is expected to be issued by the IAEA in due course.
- Through its cooperation with the IAEA, including this visit of the IAEA officials and the international experts, the Government of Japan will continue its efforts to promote an understanding regarding the handling of ALPS treated water in the international community through ensuring safety of the ALPS treated water, as well as confidence and transparency of the handling of the ALPS treated water.
ALPS treated water is water which is processed by devices such as ALPS (Advanced Liquid Processing System) to ensure that the radioactive materials other than tritium surely meets the regulatory standards for safety.